Kentico Harnessed by Web Agency Ridgeway to Power 100% Responsive Wesley-Barrell Ecommerce Site
Nashua, New Hampshire, USA, August 29, 2013 – Kentico Software, a leader in customer experience management, today announced the newly redesigned Wesley-Barrell ecommerce site for classic English sofas was launched on the Kentico CMS 7 platform.
The Kentico-powered site was built by Ridgeway, an award-winning web design agency specializing in web design, digital marketing and strategic services. Kentico was chosen by Ridgeway for its flexibility and out-of-the-box functionality, which together made it easy to build a site that allowed visitors to order custom-made, high-end sofas with thousands of options to choose from.
“Wesley-Barrell pride themselves in being able to provide customers with complete flexibility in choosing the product with all the customized options that’s right for them,” said Simon Lassam, Managing Director at Ridgeway. “There were a lot of different elements involved in this project, and we knew we had to make all of them work responsively on both desktop and mobile devices. With Kentico, we were able to achieve that flexibility using much of the platform’s out-of-the-box functionality, which dramatically cut down on the need for modifications and in turn gave us greater project efficiency and faster delivery.”
The Wesley-Barrell site attracts 200,000 visitors a year from all over the world, but particularly the UK, Ireland and US. Since the relaunch, the site has experienced a 40% increase in traffic with more than a third of all visits coming from a tablet or mobile device. Visitor engagement on all devices, but particularly for mobile users, has improved dramatically—a fact which is also reflected in the volume of sales the site has achieved.
To provide Wesley-Barrell customers with a complete custom-tailored ecommerce experience, Ridgeway needed to adhere to specific requirements for entering and maintaining product data, comprised of a variety of components, including product ranges, sizes, fabrics, and other options—many of which vary by price. Stock levels and prices are calculated based on a variety of factors, all of which were made possible without having to rewrite Kentico’s basic functionality. The site is 100% responsive, with product, checkout and other pages all using techniques that ensure optimized image delivery to all devices, including high resolution images for retina devices.
“We are very proud to be such a core part of the new Wesley-Barrell site,” said Petr Vozak, Group Product Manager at Kentico. “With Kentico CMS 7, we strive to provide our digital agency partners with the perfect balance of flexibility and out-of-the-box functionality to take the hassle and time out of building ecommerce sites that are completely responsive.”
About Kentico CMS
Kentico CMS is an enterprise Web Content Management System and Customer Experience Management solution that provides a complete set of features for building websites, intranets, community sites and e-commerce solutions on the Microsoft ASP.NET platform, on premise or in the cloud. It supports mobile websites, SEO, document management, online marketing tools, multilingual websites, and multisite management, and comes out of the box with 70 ready-to-use modules, 400 configurable Web parts, and source code available by request.
Kentico CMS customers can expect a highly flexible platform with a uniquely easy-to-use user interface. It’s currently used by more than 16,000 websites in 90 countries. Clients include Microsoft, Guinness, Chiquita, Vodafone, O2, Orange, Brussels Airlines, Mazda, Ford, Subaru, Isuzu, Samsung, Gibson, ESPN, DKNY, Abbott Labs, Medibank, Ireland.ie and many others.
About Kentico Software
Kentico provides an affordable, award-winning Integrated marketing solution that is easy-to-use but also highly customizable for powerful real-time customer-centric marketing across multiple channels on-premise or in the Cloud. Founded in 2004, Kentico is headquartered in the Czech Republic with offices in the US, UK, and Australia. A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with 1,200 digital agency partners, Kentico powers more than 16,000 websites in 90 countries. Customers include Bacardi; Great British Chefs; Mighty River Power; Run and Become.
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